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See also: 1940 in music, other events of 1941, 1942 in music and the list of 'years in music'.
Top hit records
Published popular music "All That Meat And No Potatoes" w.m. Fats Waller & Ed Kirkeby "The Anniversary Waltz" w. Al Dubin m. Dave Franklin "Apollo Jump" m. Ernest Puree, Prince Robinson & Lucius "Lucky" Millinder "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry" w. Johnny Mercer m. Victor Schertzinger "Baby Mine" w. Ned Washington m. Frank Churchill "Be Honest With Me" w.m. Fred Rose & Gene Autry "Blue Champagne" w.m. Jimmy Eaton, Grady Watts & Frank Ryerson "Blues In The Night" w. Johnny Mercer m. Harold Arlen "Boa Noite" w. Mack Gordon m. Harry Warren "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" w.m. Don Raye & Hughie Prince "Botch-A-Me" w. (Eng) Eddie Stanley (Ital) R. Morbelli & L. Astore m. R. Morbelli & L. Astore "Chattanooga Choo Choo" w. Mack Gordon m. Harry Warren "Cherry" w.m. Charles N. Daniels "Chica Chica Boom Chic" w. Mack Gordon m. Harry Warren "Could You Please Oblige Us With A Bren Gun?" w.m. Noël Coward "Daddy" w.m. Bobby Troup "Deep In The Heart Of Texas" w. June Hershey m. Don Swander "Down Forget-Me-Not Lane" w.m. Horatio Nicholls, Charlie Chester & Reg Morgan "Elmer's Tune" w.m. Elmer Albrecht, Sammy Gallop & Dick Jurgens "Everything Happens To Me" w. Tom Adair m. Matt Dennis "Five Guys Named Moe" w. Larry Wynn m. Jerry Bresler "God Bless The Child" w.m. Arthur Herzog Jr & Billie Holiday "Goodbye Mama, I'm Off To Yokohama" w.m. J. Fred Coots "He Wears A Pair Of Silver Wings" w. Eric Maschwitz m. Michael Carr "Hey Little Hen" w.m. Ralph Butler & Noel Gay "How About You?" w. Ralph Freed m. Burton Lane "Humpty Dumpty Heart" w. Johnny Burke m. James Van Heusen "The Hut-Sut Song" w.m. Leo V. Killion, Ted McMichael & Jack Owens "I Could Write A Book" w. Lorenz Hart m. Richard Rodgers "I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire" w.m. Eddie Seiler, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjamin & Eddie Durham "I Don't Want To Walk Without You" w. Frank Loesser m. Jule Styne "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" w. Paul Francis Webster m. Duke Ellington "I Guess I'll Have To Dream The Rest" w. Mickey Stoner & Martin Block m. Harold Green "I Know Why (And So Do You)" w. Mack Gordon m. Harry Warren "I Remember You" w. Johnny Mercer m. Victor Schertzinger "I Said No!" w. Frank Loesser m. Jule Styne "I See A Million People" w. Robert Sour m. Una Mae Carlisle "I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi" w. Mack Gordon m. Harry Warren "I'll Remember April" w. Don Raye & Patricia Johnston m. Gene De Paul "It Happened In Sun Valley" w. Mack Gordon m. Harry Warren "It's So Peaceful In The Country" w.m. Alex Wilder "I've Got Sixpence" w.m. Elton Box & Desmond Cox "Jenny" w. Ira Gershwin m. Kurt Weill "Jersey Bounce" m. Bobby Plater, Tiny Bradshaw, Edward Johnson & Robert B. Wright "Jim" w. Nelson Shawn m. Caesar Petrillo & Edward Ross "Kiss The Boys Goodbye" w. Frank Loesser m. Victor Schertzinger "Knock Me A Kiss" w.m. Mike Jackson "Let's All Meet At My House" w. Johnny Burke m. James Van Heusen "Let's Get Away From It All" w. Tom Adair m. Matt Dennis "Let's Not Talk About Love" w.m. Cole Porter "London Pride" w.m. Noël Coward "Ma! I Miss Your Apple Pie" w.m. Carmen Lombardo & John Jacob Loeb " Misirlou" w. (Eng) Milton Leeds, S. K. Russell & Fred Wise m. N. Roubanis "Moonlight Cocktail" w. Kim Gannon m. C. Luckeyth "Lucky" Roberts "My Adobe Hacienda" w.m. Louise Massey & Lee Penny "My Ship" w. Ira Gershwin m. Kurt Weill "My Sister And I" w.m. Hy Zaret, Joan Whitney & Alex Kramer "Oh, Look At Me Now" w. John De Vries m. Joe Bushkin "Please Take A Letter Miss Brown" Paul Cunningham, Ernie Burnett "Racing With The Moon" w. Vaughn Monroe & Pauline Pope m. Johnny Watson "Remember Pearl Harbour" w.m. Don Reid & Sammy Kaye "Road To Zanzibar" w. Johnny Burke m. Jimmy Van Heusen from the film Road To Zanzibar "Rose O'Day" w.m. Charles Tobias & Al Lewis "Sand In My Shoes" w. Frank Loesser m. Victor Schertzinger "The Shrine Of Saint Cecilia" w. Carroll Loveday m. Nils Johan "A Sinner Kissed An Angel" w. Mack David m. Larry Shayne "Skylark" w. Johnny Mercer m. Hoagy Carmichael "Someone's Rocking My Dreamboat" w.m. Leon René, Otis René & Emerson Scott "Starlight Serenade" w.m. Sonny Miller, Frederick Tysh & Hans May "The Story Of A Starry Night" w.m. Jerry Livingston, Al Hoffman & Mann Curtis "A String Of Pearls" w. Eddie De Lange m. Jerry Gray "Sun Valley Jump" m. Jerry Gray from the film Sun Valley Serenade "Take The "A" Train" w.m. Billy Strayhorn "Tangerine" w. Johnny Mercer m. Victor Schertzinger "Tchaikovsky ( And Other Russians)" w. Ira Gershwin m. Kurt Weill "Tenement Symphony" w. Sid Kuller & Ray Golden m. Hal Borne "That Lovely Weekend" w.m. Ted Heath & Moira Heath "There Goes That Song Again" Allie Wrubel "There, I've Said It Again" w.m. Redd Evans & Dave Mann "This Is New" w. Ira Gershwin m. Kurt Weill "(Lights Out) 'Til Reveille" w. Stanley Cowan m. Stanley Cowan & Bobby Worth "Tonight We Love" w. Bobby Worth m. Freddy Martin & Ray Austin "Two In Love" w.m. Meredith Willson "Violets For Your Furs" w. Tom Adair m. Matt Dennis "The Waiter And The Porter And The Upstairs Maid" w.m Johnny Mercer "Walking The Floor Over You" w.m. Ernest Tubb "We're The Couple In The Castle" w. Frank Loesser m. Hoagy Carmichael "When I See An Elephant Fly" w. Ned Washington m. Oliver Wallace "When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again" w.m. Wiley Walker & Gene Sullivan "When They Sound The Last All Clear" w.m. Hugh Charles, Louis Elton "The White Cliffs Of Dover" w. Nat Burton m. Walter Kent "Why Don't We Do This More Often?" w. Charles Newman m. Allie Wrubel "Winter Weather" w.m. Ted Shapiro "You And I" w.m. Meredith Willson
Babes On Broadway Birth Of The Blues Blues In The Night The Chocolate Soldier Dumbo Kiss The Boys Goodbye Lady Be Good Moon Over Miami Navy Blues Playmates Road To Zanzibar Smilin' Through Sun Valley Serenade Sunny Sweetheart Of The Campus That Night In Rio They Met In Argentina Time Out For Rhythm Weekend In Havana You'll Never Get Rich Ziegfeld Girl
Births January 3 - Van Dyke Parks January 9 - Joan Baez January 12 - Long John Baldry January 15 - Captain Beefheart January 18 - David Ruffin, The Temptations January 20 - Ron Townson, The Fifth Dimension January 21 - Richie Havens January 24 - Aaron Neville, The Neville Brothers January 24 - Neil Diamond January 30 - Joe Terranova, Danny & The Juniors February 4 - John Steel, The Animals February 5 - Barrett Strong February 11 - Earl Lewis, The Channels February 11 - Sergio Mendes February 11 - Tom Rush February 15 - Brian Holland, songwriter February 17 - Eddie Holland, songwriter February 17 - Gene Pitney February 18 - Herman Santiago, Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers February 18 - Irma Thomas February 20 - Buffy Sainte-Marie February 24 - Joanie Sommers March 12 - Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane March 15 - Mike Love, The Beach Boys March 17 - Clarence Clemons, E Street Band March 18 - Wilson Pickett April 3 - Jan Berry, Jan and Dean April 5 - David LaFlame, It's A Beautiful Day April 8 - J.J. Jackson April 17 - Billy Fury, English singer April 28 - Peter Anders, The Tradewinds April 28 - Ann-Margret April 30 - Johnny Farina, Santo & Johnny May 4 - Richard Burns, The Hondells May 8 - John Fred, John Fred & His Playboy Band May 9 - Peter Birrell, Freddie & The Dreamers May 10 - Danny Rapp, Danny and the Juniors May 11 - Eric Burdon, The Animals May 13 - Ritchie Valens May 21 - Ronald Isley, The Isley Brothers May 24 - Bob Dylan June 1 - Edo de Waart, conductor June 2 - William Guest, Gladys Knight and the Pips June 2 - Charlie Watts, The Rolling Stones June 5 - Martha Argerich June 9 - Jon Lord, Deep Purple June 10 - Shirley Owens, The Shirelles June 12 - Roy Harper June 15 - Harry Nilsson June 16 - Lamont Dozier, Holland/Dozier/Holland June 30 - Lawrence Henley, The Newbeats July 5 - Terry Cashman July 9 - Donald McPherson, Main Ingredient July 17 - Spencer Davis July 17 - Gribouille July 18 - Martha Reeves July 18 - Lonnie Mack July 19 - Vicki Carr July 24 - Barbara Jean Love, Friends of Distinction July 26 - Brenton Wood July 28 - Riccardo Muti, conductor July 30 - Paul Anka August 2 - Doris Coley, The Shirelles August 3 - Beverly Lee, The Shirelles August 4 - Timi Yuro August 14 - David Crosby, The Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash August 21 - Tom Coster, Santana August 24 - Kenny Rogers August 26 - Chris Curtis, The Searchers August 30 - John McNally, The Searchers September 8 - Donald Drowty, Dante & The Evergreens September 9 - Otis Redding September 10 - Christopher Hogwood, conductor and harpsichordist September 13 - David Clayton-Thomas, Blood, Sweat & Tears September 19 - Cass Elliot, Mamas & Papas September 21 - Dickey Lee September 24 - Linda McCartney September 26 - Joseph Bauer, Youngbloods October 2 - Ron Meagher, Beau Brummels October 3 - Chubby Checker October 5 - Arlene Smith, The Chantells October 5 - Wally Lester, The Skyliners October 13 - Paul Simon October 17 - James Seals, Seals & Crofts October 17 - Alan Howard, The Tremeloes October 21 - Manfred Mann October 21 - Steve Cropper, Booker T. & the M.G.'s October 24 - Helen Reddy October 28 - Hank Marvin, The Shadows October 28 - Curtis Lee November 2 - Brian Poole, The Tremeloes November 2 - Bruce Welch, The Shadows November 5 - Art Garfunkel November 6 - Doug Sahm, Sir Douglas Quintet November 9 - Tom Fogerty, Creedence Clearwater Revival November 12 - Jerry Scholl, The Mello-Kings November 24 - Donald Duck Dunn, Booker T. & the M.G.'s, The Blues Brothers November 27 - Eddie Rabbitt, Amos Garrett November 29 - Denny Doherty, The Mamas & Papas December 1 - Kelly Jay Fordham, Crowbar December 2 - Tom McGuinness, Manfred Mann December 12 - Terry Kirkman, The Association December 18 - Sam Andrew, Big Brother & The Holding Company December 19 - Maurice White, Earth, Wind and Fire December 27 - Leslie Maguire, Gerry & The Pacemakers December 27 - Mike Pinder, The Moody Blues December 29 - Ray Thomas, The Moody Blues